2017 CAMRA Beer Festival - Final Beer List

By Andy Imrie
Posted: 21/02/2017

33rd Rugby CAMRA Beer Festival Beer List

Allergen Advice: Please be aware that all these beers contain gluten from barley and other cereals. Isinglass finings, derived from fish, are present in a lot of British beers.

Axholme, Crowle, North Lincolnshire. 2012

1. Waves of Grain 4.0%

Light brown Ale with a complex cereal flavour from barley, wheat and rye.


Atomic, Rugby. 2006

2. Mr Anderson’s Mild 4.8%

A dark, sweet mild.


Back Yard, Brownhills, Walsall. 2008

3. No. 3 Scotch Ale 5.0%

Scotch Pale Ale with Big Character. 1074 OG for big mouthfeel. English Kent Goldings in abundance impart a herbal, orange character. First new brew for 2017.


Big Bog, Liverpool. 2011

4. Hinkypunk 4.1%

The ultimate Hop Heads beer with a secret blend of no less than seven different hop varieties. Intense citrus notes and its incredibly pale colour make this a truly unique ale.

5. Quagmire 6.0%

A strong but easy drinking six percenter! Mid-brown in colour with a medium to high bitterness from the Wye Challenger & Fuggles hops.


Bosun’s, Horbury Bridge, West Yorkshire. 2013

6. Bermuda Triangle 4.1%

A blonde ale, well rounded with lots of fruity notes using Chinook and two other aroma hops.


Burton Bridge, Burton upon Trent. 1982

7. Mystery Mild 3.8%

A smooth dark mild with a hint of bitterness.


Charnwood, Loughborough. 2014

8. Sly Rye 4.2%

Rye combines with crystal malt to give a lovely red hue. Three fruity hops balance the spicy/nutty malt flavour to give a complex taste and aroma.


Church End, Ridge Lane, Warwickshire. 1994

9. Fallen Angel 5.0%

A sharp full flavoured pale bitter. Buckets of American hops give it that citrus, lemony edge. Champion Strong Bitter of Britain 2014.

10. St Valentine’s Day Massacre 4.5%

Special for Valentine’s Day.


Cornish Crown, Penzance, Cornwall. 2012

11. SPA (Special Pale Ale) 4.8%

Pale gold in colour, strong yet easy drinking, with medium to strong bitterness. Made with pale malt. Summit bittering hops with Hallertau Mittelfrüh and Pilgrim aroma hops give a strong citrus finish.


Dark Star, Partridge Green, West Sussex. 1994

12, American Pale Ale 4.7%

The yeast strain used for the brewing of this American style pale ale is specially imported from the USA, along with hops. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops. SERIOUSLY FULL OF HOPS.


Dow Bridge, Catthorpe, Leicestershire. 2001

13. Fosse 4.8%

Well balanced, premium beer with caramel and burnt toffee flavours leading to a hoppy, dry finish.

14. Tim’s Last Drop 4.4%

Ruby Ale hopped with five different varieties named in memory of Tim Dawe, a branch stalwart.


East London, Leyton, E10. 2011

15. Foundation 4.2%

Foundation is an amber best bitter, with a good balance of maltiness and a refreshingly crisp bitter finish. Flavoured with a blend of English and New Zealand hops.


Electric Bear, Bath. 2015

16. Inspector Remorse 4.7%

Dark, biscuity and chocolatey porter.


Framework, Leicester. 2016

17. Double Brown Ale 3.9%

We've doubled up on both the malt and the hops to create a thoroughly modern take on a classic English beer. The extra ingredients magically combine to produce a rich, aromatic and full-bodied brown bombshell.

18. US IPA 5.8%

Four classic US hops entwine with a deep malt base to provide the punch required of a US IPA. The result is a modern classic with a fresh grapefruit and bitter lemon melody playing over a moreish malty bassline.


Grey Trees, Aberaman, Aberdare. 2011

19. Digger’s Gold 4.0%

Grey Trees’ modern CAMRA award-winning golden ale.  Alive with fresh citrus aromas which leave a subtle bitterness. Crafted with Marris Otter pale malt, US hops, Welsh water and Grey Trees’ passion.


Harvey’s, Lewes, East Sussex. 1790

20. Sussex XX Mild 3.0%

A dark copper-brown colour. Roast malt dominates the aroma and palate leading to a sweet, caramel finish.


Horncastle, Horncastle, Lincolnshire. 2014

21. Virgil’s Journey 4.8%

Golden IPA. Gorgeous grapefruity taste and hoppy aroma. Refreshing and zesty.


Kendrick’s, Muswell Leys Farm, Willey, Warwickshire. 2015

22. Boudicea 4.2%

Crisp golden in colour with a hoppy nose and a hint of bitterness at the finish.

23. Harlot 5.0%

A heavy weight Amber Ale, full of hoppy aroma which leads to a strong malty finish.


Liverpool Organic, Liverpool. 2009

24. 24 Carat Gold 4.2%

Aroma: Slightly sweet and fruity with grassy hop. Taste: Generously hopped with a bitterness that builds steadily towards a lingering finish with spicy orange notes.

25. Imperial Russian Stout 7.4%

Aroma: Slightly fruity hops with burnt blackcurrants, liquorice and a slight hint of black treacle Taste: Rich, strong, hoppy bitterness with a full bodied sweetness and bitter coffee finish with a little fruity malt on the aftertaste.


Mad Dog, Penperlleni, Monmouthshire. 2014

26. Third Eye Blind 3.8 %

Aroma: Slightly fruity hops with burnt blackcurrants, liquorice and a slight hint of black treacle Taste: Rich, strong, hoppy bitterness with a full bodied sweetness and bitter coffee finish with a little fruity malt on the aftertaste.


Market Harborough, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. 2015

27. SuperHop Falconers Flight 4.1%

A version of Hoppy Pale dry hopped with a blend of American hops (including Citra, Simcoe and Sorachi Ace) resulting in a huge citrus tropical hop bomb of a beer with loads of aroma and flavour.



Mordue, North Shields, Tyne and Wear. 1995

28. The Fifth Panda 5.7%

Double dry hopped fifth anniversary IPA.


Pheasantry, East Markham, Newark, Nottinghamshire. 2012

29. Magnipheasant Seven 4.0%

Amber bitter, full bodied and well hopped, with citrus to the nose and taste.


Purple Moose, Porthmadog. 2005

30. Glaslyn 4.2%

A golden coloured fruity best bitter with a well-balanced hoppy finish from

the Hallertau hops.


Salopian, Hadnall, Shropshire. 1995

31. Shropshire Gold 3.8%

Golden, with a floral aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish.


Tiny Rebel, Newport. 2012

32. Cwtch 4.6%

Citrus and tropical fruit dominate the taste with caramel malts that balance the moderate bitterness. Drinkability and balance makes this beer. Champion Beer of Britain 2015.


Très Bien, Tur Langton, Leicestershire. 2014

33. Parakeet 5.1%

Strong and pale with Summit and Admiral Hops. Grapefruit, orange and pine notes.



Hello everyone.  This year we have brought you traditional ciders from Worcestershire, our first ever ciders from Wales and a brand new producer from near Rugby.  We believe it is the 1st time Healy’s have appeared at a CAMRA festival.


BARBOURNE – Worcester

Crimson King – 6.0% - A traditional medium dry cloudy cider made from bittersweet apples picked and pressed in Worcestershire.

Painted Lady – 5.0% - A medium perry made from traditional Worcestershire perry pears.


GWYNT Y DDRAIG – Pontypridd

Happy Daze – 4.5% - Fruity and balanced easy drinking medium cider.

Farmhouse Scrumpy – 5.3% - Golden and refreshing medium cider.  Smooth and balanced with a fresh crispness.


HEALY’S OF WINWICK – Winwick, Northamptonshire

Winwick Gold – 6.5% - A dry golden cider produced from locally sourced apples.

Country Crisp – 6.5% - A dry cider made from three types of cider apples.

Both ciders are available in bottles at the Rugby Tap and the Catthorpe Farm Shop.





Het Anker Maneblusser - 6.2% - Belgian blonde ale.

Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2015 - 6.5% - Vintage farmhouse ale with added hops.

Frank Boon Kriek – 4.5% - Traditional cherry lambic ale.

Abbaye De Rocs Blanche De Honnelles – 6.0% - Belgian wheat beer using three types of malt.



Hoffbrau Dunkel – 5.5% - Bottom fermented dark ale from Munich.

Erdinger Ur-Weiss – 5.2% - Bavarian style wheat beer.

Sunner Kolsch – 4.8% - Original Kolsch from Collogne, brewed first in 1908.

Augustiner Edelstoff – 5.6% - A bright export style German lager.



Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout – 5% - Massive chocolate stout, fabulous!



Flying Dog Dogtoberfest – 5.6% - American seasonal special.